• Blog,  Judaism,  Literature

    How to Reflect on Yom HaShoah: Some Thoughts and Recommendations

    Tonight marks the start of Yom HaShoah: Holocaust Remembrance Day (יום הזיכרון לשואה). During this day, the world stands still to remember and reflect on the tragedies and horrors that were performed by the Nazi regime during the Holocaust. We will light candles, delve into testimonies of survivors, and honour the memories of the 6 million Jews, who were systematically hunted, brought to the depths of evil, and then murdered. Here in Israel, tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock, the whole country will stand still in a two-minute silence of solemn reflection. As the sirens will roar through the streets, and the whole country will pause all activities, our hearts will…

  • Blog,  Literature

    2020: A literary overview

    I have always been a vivid reader. As a child, I spent countless hours curled up on the couch or outside in the hammock with a book. Weekly visits to the library, books for my birthday, and every spare minute in school with my mind in imaginary worlds. Truth is, my memory sometimes fails when it comes to remembering books I have read, or films I have watched. I have more than once found myself reading a book, only to realise halfway in that the reason why it feels so familiar is… because I have read it before! But then I discovered Goodreads: a social cataloguing website for literature. So,…